Union minister of state for home affairs G Kishan Reddy on Sunday (September 22) said there would be no Pakistan on the world map if a war took place between the two countries.
Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh): Union minister of state for home affairs G Kishan Reddy on Sunday (September 22) said that if Pakistan engages in a war with India, then the neighbouring country would be wiped out of the world map. He made this statement while addressing a 'Jan Jagaran' meeting at Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh on the theme of 'One Nation, One Constitution'.
"There is none to be cowed down by the hollow noises of Imran Khan or the Pakistan Army. The Prime Minister of India is not a man to be cowed down. This is a government that protects the sovereignty and integrity of the country. It's a patriotic government," the Union minister stated.
He also claimed that Prime Minister Modi solved the 70-year-old problem in just 70 days. He also alleged that a wrong decision taken by first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had kept the country and Jammu and Kashmir separate for 70 long years.
India had to fight four wars with Pakistan in 1947, 1965, 1971 and 1999, he pointed out. As many as 42,000 people were killed in Jammu and Kashmir since 1990 (due to terrorism).
"Poverty, unemployment, terrorism, bloodshed, curfews, bomb blasts, gunfire... nothing else in 70 years.
There were 65,000 terrorist incidents, 35,000 AK rifles seized in Kashmir. There was no education, no reservations of any kind," he said.
Thousands of temples were demolished while lakhs of Kashmiri Pandits and Hindus driven out of Jammu and Kashmir, the Union minister added.
By removing Article 370, integration of Jammu and Kashmir into India was completed after 70 long years. "What face does Imran Khan have to talk about 370?" he asked.
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Last Updated Sep 23, 2019, 9:59 AM IST